A rare 17th-century tapestry has been restored and rehung at DYRHAM PARK, near Bath. As the repairs were being made to the Flemish tapestries, the National Trust’s textile conservators in Norfolk realised something was missing. Research established the missing element was a red squirrel, who has now been reconstructed.
At NEWARK PARK, in Gloucestershire, an orangehued stained-glass window on the stairs was removed for conservation at Holy Well Glass conservation studio and replaced on the Monday that the country went into lockdown last March. The window dates from 1817 and is made from thin, ‘crown’ glass, decorated using a technique called silver staining which was only in fashion for a short time.